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AECOM Rail Construction Director in Sacramento, California

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Rail Construction Director to be based in Fresno or Sacramento, CA .


The Rail Construction Director is responsible for identifying, assessing, managing, monitoring and reporting on project risks, risk mitigations, and contingency across the program. Broadly, these include risks associated with or potentially impacting the scope, schedule, or budget of the individual projects within the program as well as the overall quality of the program as delivered. This individual will provide oversight to the project team members who are charged with managing individual risks and associated mitigations.


  • Provide direction, oversight of design/construction matters, and support coordination with cross-functional units to remove “hurdles” that impact the schedule.

  • Provide awareness and guidance in the assessment of technical, management, design, and construction issues.

  • Provide proposed responses to help with carrying out action plans for said issues.

  • Lead the implementation and provide compliance of consultants and contractors with the client’s policies, procedures, safety, and quality systems.

  • Provide oversight and direction to PDS PMs, other staff, and subcontractors.

  • Assess and manage risk on behalf of the client.

  • Interact with senior government or public officials and/or executive levels clients on program matters often requiring coordination between organizations.

  • Provide leadership and direction to the various design and construction teams.

  • Assist in communications with federal, state, and local officials and stakeholders on program matters, and the resolution of program issues.



  • BA/BS + 10 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education


  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or a similar relevant discipline

  • 15 years of experience in managing the construction of large transportation infrastructure projects in positions of increasing responsibility, including extensive experience in the delivery of design-build projects.

  • Proven ability to work with a wide range of disciplines connected with the successful completion of projects.

Additional Information

  • Travel is required for this position.

  • Sponsorship is available for this position

  • Relocation is available for this position.

  • Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $142,000 - $261,000.


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $142,000.00 - $261,000.00.


AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10104628

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: On-Site